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New Mexico D-STAR Academy -- February 18

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  • Brian Mileshosky
    Fellow Hams -- You are cordially invited to attend the New Mexico D-STAR Academy, a full-day interactive presentations and demonstrations on the topic of
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 8, 2012

      Fellow Hams --

      You are cordially invited to attend the New Mexico D-STAR Academy, a full-day interactive presentations and demonstrations on the topic of D-STAR, one of ham radio's quickest growing technologies.  The Academy, co-sponsored by the Sandia National Laboratories ARC, Los Alamos D-STAR Repeater Association, and Tech Amateur Radio Association, is open to anyone with interest -- no prior knowledge or experience with D-STAR is required to enjoy this event.  It will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 8:00am until 4:00pm on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, New Mexico.  The following interactive presentations are planned:

      -- D-STAR background + demonstration
      -- D-STAR as a useful tool for Emergency Communications + demonstration
      -- Linking/callsign routing (touches on programming your radio) + demonstration and audience practice
      -- Third-party D-STAR hardware and software + demonstrations (DV Dongle, DVAP, hotspots, D-RATS, etc.)
      -- High speed 1200 MHz applications + demonstration (lunch provided during this presentation)
      -- Hardware/software brainstorm session
      -- Ins and outs of repeater operation and maintenance
      -- Other topics attendees may be interested in as time allows

      In addition to a number of presenters from around New Mexico, we are fortunate to be joined remotely by John Davis WB4QDX of Lawrenceville, GA.  John wears many hats including EC for Gwinnett County ARES, DEC for Georgia ARES, recently secured a grant for a state-wide D-STAR network from Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and is one of the nation's most knowledgeable D-STAR users and innovators.  John will provide the D-STAR and emergency communications presentation.

      Registration for the New Mexico D-STAR Academy is $20, which covers not only a full lunch served onsite, but also a binder containing all of the event's presentation material for note-taking and future reference, and a chance to win one of ham-related several prizes.  Interested hams can register conveniently and securely via the ARRL New Mexico Section website at http://www.arrl-nm.org/wp/events/new-mexico-d-star-academy

      This event is an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty convention.  In addition to the aforementioned sponsors, special thanks also to ARRL’s New Mexico Section, the Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs, Georgia D-STAR, and Icom America for helping make this event possible.

      All hams -- new hams, experienced hams, ARES members, experimenters, homebrewers (hardware and software), and technology lovers -- are invited to participate in this unique event.  Please spread the word and register soon!

      73,
      Brian N5ZGT
      (on behalf of Sandia National Laboratories ARC, Los Alamos D-STAR Repeater Association, and Tech Amateur Radio Association)

    • Brian Mileshosky
      Fellow NM-ARTS participants -- Registrations continue to be accepted for the New Mexico D-STAR Academy, a full-day of interactive presentations and
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 18, 2012

        Fellow NM-ARTS participants --

        Registrations continue to be accepted for the New Mexico D-STAR Academy, a full-day of interactive presentations and demonstrations on the topic of D-STAR.  Registration currently stands at more than 20 hams from around the state, predominantly experimenters, ARES members, and ragchewers.

         

        The Academy, co-sponsored by the Sandia National Laboratories ARC, Los Alamos D-STAR Repeater Association, Tech Amateur Radio Association, and Upper Rio FM Society, is open to anyone with interest -- no prior knowledge or experience with D-STAR is required to enjoy this event.  It will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 8:00am until 4:00pm on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, New Mexico.  The following interactive presentations are planned:

        -- D-STAR background + demonstration
        -- D-STAR as a useful tool for Emergency Communications + demonstration
        -- Linking/callsign routing (touches on programming your radio) + demonstration and audience practice
        -- Third-party D-STAR hardware and software + demonstrations (DV Dongle, DVAP, hotspots, D-RATS, etc.)
        -- High speed 1200 MHz applications + demonstration (lunch provided during this presentation)
        -- Hardware/software brainstorm session
        -- Ins and outs of repeater operation and maintenance
        -- Other topics attendees may be interested in as time allows

        In addition to a number of presenters from around New Mexico, we are fortunate to be joined remotely by John Davis WB4QDX of Lawrenceville, GA.  John wears many hats including EC for Gwinnett County ARES, DEC for Georgia ARES, recently secured a grant for a state-wide D-STAR network from Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and is one of the nation's most knowledgeable D-STAR users and innovators.  John will provide the D-STAR and emergency communications presentation.

        Registration for the New Mexico D-STAR Academy is $20, which covers not only a full lunch served onsite, but also a binder containing all of the event's presentation material for note-taking and future reference, and a chance to win one of several ham-related several prizes.  Interested hams can register conveniently and securely via the ARRL New Mexico Section website at http://www.arrl-nm.org/wp/events/new-mexico-d-star-academy

        This event is an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty convention.  In addition to the aforementioned sponsors, special thanks also to ARRL’s New Mexico Section, the Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs, Georgia D-STAR, and Icom America for helping make this event possible.

        All hams -- new hams, experienced hams, ARES members, experimenters, homebrewers (hardware and software), and technology lovers -- are invited to participate in this unique event.  Please spread the word and register soon!

        73,
        Brian N5ZGT

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